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The ARBA is dedicated to providing timely and topical information that will enable you to operate your business in a successful and safe manner. As a member of the ARBA, you will have full access to safety and operating guidelines provided by our in-house safety and compliance department. These safety guidelines are targeted specifically to the professions, events, games and apparatus that our Association extends to.

Our safety and regulatory issues section is updated regularly to provide our members with the latest operating guidelines, safety information and other issues facing every facet of the event industries. As a member of the ARBA you will be able to access and implement this information to help your business grow and operate in the safest and most profitable manner possible.
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Useful Information for Renters -
Many of our inflatable and other rental items require us to drive stakes into the ground to secure the items from moving during use, winds, or other outdoor elements. In order to prevent damage to any underground wires, cabling, pipes, or other facilities, while placing the stakes in the ground, we encourage our clients to call Miss Utility (at least 3 business days prior to your event date). Even if you're hosting a small party, it's always best to call. It's a free service!

Events in MD, DC, DE: Miss Utility: (800) 257-7777
Events in VA: Miss Utility of VA: (800) 552-7001

Ask your rental company these questions before signing a contract:
1. Does the company have the following insurance to operate (ask for copies of policies):
         a. Liability Insurance in the amount of $1 million or more?
         b. Auto Insurance in the amount of $100,000 or more?
         c. Worker's Compensation Insurance?
2. Are the attendants operating the equipment employees of the company (or subcontractors)
3. What type of training do your employees go through with regard to safety?
4. Do you perform background checks on your employees?
5. Does your company drug test its employees?
6. Is the company registered to do business in your state?
7. If your event is being held in Maryland and is a public event, will the company register its rides with the State Inspection Unit?
8. If your event is being held in Virginia and is public event, will the company register its rides with the County?
9. If your event is being held in Pennsylvania and is a public event, will the company register its rides with the Commonwealth?
10. How long has your company been in business?

We welcome your questions and comments. Please email us, care of Howard Cutler, President, at

Have a fun, safe event!


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